This week, Ixelles Municipality opened its first transit area for unaccompanied foreign minors. The space will house 11 young refugees who had to flee their country and have no family ties.
The municipality of Ixelles made eleven apartments available to young people between the ages of 16 and 20, most of whom were staying in reception centres. Concretely, the housing for these young people is for six months and can be requested twice for a maximum of 18 months.
The project was implemented by the non-profit organization Maison Babel. The association has significant experience in the youth welfare sector and its mission is to guide young people in their immigration process or in realizing a project to live and settle independently in Belgium.
“The opening of this reception area for unaccompanied minors is a new opportunity for the municipality of Ixelles to contribute to the field of reception, which remains a particularly tense topic in Belgium. I am also pleased to be able to work with a non-profit organization that has experience in this field,” says the mayor. Christos Dolkiridis (Ecolo).
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